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Welcome to Watts Realty Company

Integrity, Ethics, and Service are the foundations of our business.

With more than 110 years of experience serving a changing region, Watts Realty knows the Birmingham area better than any other local real estate company. We are a driven, professional, family-operated real estate firm involved in all facets of the real estate industry.

Watts Realty specializes in Commercial Sales & Leasing, as well as multi-family unit and single family home management. We have pledged to move forward into the 21st century with the same high standards that the Watts name has been associated with since 1906.

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An AMO accreditation is the mark of distinction among real estate management firms. A firm must demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, financial performance, and ethics to earn the AMO accreditation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.


Watts Happenings, News and Blog

A Letter From Camp

Michael Watts - Monday, July 10, 2017
As a lot of you familiar with Watts Realty Company know already, we are a big supporter of YMCA Camp Cosby.  Over the years a Watts has served on the Board for Camp Cosby as well as fundraising programs to send underprivileged kids to camp for a week.  As a thank you, we received a letter from Rylee (13) telling us all the fun and exciting things she has learned while at Camp Cosby. 

Thank you Rylee for the awesome letter and we will continue to work hard for kids to experience Camp Cosby, because through Camp Cosby we have learned a life motto that we carry with us everywhere and everything we do: "God is first, others are second, and I Am Third".

What Spring Means To A Small Family Real Estate Business.

Web Admin - Friday, May 05, 2017
That good exhausted feeling associated with 60+ hour work weeks. Every spring the hard work comes in more quantities compared to fall and winter.

Residential Property Management : Our Tenants move, sometimes scheduled and sometimes with a surprise. Life takes them to new jobs, new cities, to care for an aging loved one, buying a house, and/or new marriages with even the unfortunate divorces & deaths too. Spring also brings more Tenants to Birmingham for those same reasons. These past two years, some of our many 1 SFH Clients make calculated but very hard decisions to leave the world of being a Landlord to finally selling their investments (which they majority of the time occupied personally & couldn't sell due to the market at the time). These transitions happen in spring. Referrals for new management in and referrals to residential sale's agents out.

Commercial Leasing & Brokerage: Spring increases the real estate economy & related activities. Small businesses and corporations alike make moves; expanding & needing more space, and occasionally contracting sometimes which open up spaces.

Commercial Management: New & seasoned investors need managers, as well as current ones looking for a change in their manager. Luckily we've only seen new accounts this spring. 60+ added Tenants with a newly managed property added to our portfolio just this week. We love being of service to these new accounts as much as we love being of service to our 20-30-50+ year multi-generational owners.

We've been blessed so far this spring. A new $16M+ development opening this month (Flats on 4th). A new long term restaurant build out finishing up (iBrew in 5 Points). Renewal after renewal of current Tenants. Witnessing Chip's two big sales last year opening, one recently (TJ Tower) and one soon (2 Hilton branded hotels). Even the smaller leases starting new relationship (Road Runner Moving as an example). Just closed a sale on raw land that has been listed with us since the 1970s (Shades Valley High School on part of the parcel we sold long ago & now a new SFH neighborhood going up on 30+ acres....still have 29 commercial acres for sale from that original listing). Negotiations ongoing for almost every vacant space for leasing and brokerage. And $16+M in new commercial brokerage listings just in 3 months.

We have 4 new permanent staff just in the last year (two being family coming back into the family business). We have one 13 year staff returning from another state & 1 multi year staff returning from maternity leave. We are growing in # of commercial agents. Maybe an intern from UA starting soon. Our dedicated long term staff is pushing through the work load as well as the ups & downs associated with more work. Chip is gearing up for even more increased service to our industry via his roles in the associations to better our field. We all work like an amazing extended family. I know I've been tough on them & me while we work towards excellence.

Spring is in full bloom with wonderful exhaustion.  Let the momentum continue.

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